Antenna With Parasitic Reflector Patents (Class 343/834)
  • Patent number: 10247820
    Abstract: A spatial cognitive radar system, method of assembling the radar, and method of selecting antenna elements in the radar are described. The system includes a phased array of a plurality of antenna elements and a plurality of receiver channels, the plurality of receiver channels being a value greater than one and less than a number of the plurality of antenna elements. The system also includes a processor to determine a subset of the plurality of antenna elements, equal in number to the plurality of receiver channels, to be used in transmitting or receiving with the spatial cognitive radar system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Tabrikian, Oded Bialer, Igal Bilik
  • Patent number: 10181651
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments, the present disclosure are related to an antenna system including radiating elements and reflectors. The reflectors can be disposed with respect to the radiating elements to reflect radiation from the radiating elements to generate a coverage area that exceeds the coverage area generated by the radiating elements without the reflectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Stan Rankin, Brock Judd, Mark Edwards
  • Patent number: 10136386
    Abstract: A wireless network device with a communication assembly, which is rotatable for better signal strength, includes a power supply module and the communication assembly. The communication assembly is powered by the power supply module. The power supply module includes a base and a first electrode unit. The first electrode unit is positioned in the base. The first electrode unit partially extends out of the base. The communication assembly includes a case and a second electrode unit. The second electrode unit is positioned in the case. The second electrode unit partially extends out of the case towards the first electrode unit. The case is detachably installed on the base. The case can be rotated relative to the base. The second electrode unit is electrically connected to the first electrode unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: NANNING FUGUI PRECISION INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsing-Hsu Chen, Shih-Chang Hsu, Ming-Tsung Chen
  • Patent number: 10122072
    Abstract: A nanofabric antenna is provided. The nanofabric antenna can include a fabric and a plurality of conductive nanowires extending outwardly from the fabric with the conductive nanowires forming a random array of monopoles. In this manner, an antenna can be included as part of a piece of clothing and/or a piece of fabric used or worn by an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Amir I. Zaghloul, Steven D. Keller
  • Patent number: 9826477
    Abstract: A wireless network device with an LTE module which is rotatable for higher signal strength includes a power supply module and the LTE module. The LTE module is powered by the power supply module. The power supply module includes a base and a first electrode unit. The first electrode unit is positioned in the base. The first electrode unit partly extends out of the base. The LTE module includes a case and a second electrode unit. The second electrode unit is positioned in the case. The second electrode unit partly extends out of the case towards the first electrode unit. The case is detachably installed on the base. The case can be rotated relative to the base. The second electrode unit is electrically connected to the first electrode unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignees: NANNING FUGUI PRECISION INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsing-Hsu Chen, Shih-Chang Hsu, Ming-Tsung Chen
  • Patent number: 9825371
    Abstract: A segmented structure comprising at least two panels, one panel referred to as a main panel and at least one panel referred to as a secondary panel, together with at least one unfurling device able to bring a secondary panel into a storage position or into an unfurled position, the unfurling device comprising at least one strip fixed to the secondary panel and connected to the main panel, the strip being elastically preloaded into the storage position thereof so as to unfurl automatically and autonomously when relative movement between the secondary panel and the main panel becomes possible, so as to move the secondary panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space SAS
    Inventor: Christophe Mayeux
  • Patent number: 9653804
    Abstract: An electronically scanned array (ESA) system comprises a first ESA assembly including a first antenna system coupled to a first plurality of transmit/receive modules and a second ESA assembly including a second antenna system coupled to a second plurality of transmit/receive modules. The ESA system also includes a manifold system coupled to the first and second ESA assemblies. The manifold system including an RF signal processing system for processing signals received from the first and second ESA assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: James A. Pruett, James R. Toplicar, Paul R. Emery, Brian L. Ball, John D. Carpenter
  • Patent number: 9583839
    Abstract: The present invention provides a reflective array surface. The reflective array surface includes a functional board that is configured to perform beam modulation on an incident electromagnetic wave and a reflection layer that is disposed on one side of the functional board and is configured to reflect an electromagnetic wave, where the functional board includes two or more functional board units and the reflection layer includes reflection units, where the number of reflection units corresponds to the number of functional board units, where the functional board unit and a reflection unit corresponding to the functional board constitute a phase-shifting unit that is used for phase shifting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: KUANG-CHI INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: Ruopeng Liu, Chunlin Ji, Xingkun Li
  • Patent number: 9548631
    Abstract: An antenna for harvesting RF energy includes a radiator; and a ground plane onto which the radiator is supported. Further, the antenna includes a vertical ground plane that is formed on the ground plane in a direction parallel to the radiator at a location spaced by a predetermined distance from the radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jung Ick Moon, Seong-Min Kim, In Kui Cho
  • Patent number: 9225063
    Abstract: Methods and systems for extending a bandwidth of a multi-band antenna of a user device are described. A multi-band antenna includes a single radio frequency (RF) input coupled to a first loop antenna, the first loop antenna configured to provide a first resonant mode. The multi-band antenna also includes a second antenna parasitically coupled to the first loop antenna to provide additional resonant modes of the multi-band antenna. The second antenna is a T-monopole antenna with a base coupled to the ground plane, a first arm extending out from a first side of the base, a second arm extending out from a second side of the base and a folded arm extending back towards the second side of the base from a distal end of the second arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Chen-Jung Lee
  • Patent number: 9203156
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for a reconfigurable faceted reflector for producing a plurality of antenna patterns. The reconfigurable reflector includes a backing structure, a plurality of adjusting mechanisms mounted to the backing structure, and a plurality of reflector facets. Each of the plurality of reflector facets is coupled to a respective one of the plurality of adjusting mechanisms for adjusting the position of the reflector facet with which it is coupled. The reflector facets are arranged to produce a first antenna pattern of the plurality of antenna patterns. By adjusting the plurality of adjusting mechanisms, the position of each of the reflector facets coupled to the respective one of the plurality of adjusting mechanisms is adjusted so that the reflector facets are arranged to produce a second antenna pattern of the plurality of antenna patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Orbital Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: Jack Yi, Joseph Christopher Cardoso, Martin Edwards
  • Patent number: 9184508
    Abstract: A multi-beam reflectarray includes two or more element arrays including plural elements aligned along a predetermined direction. The multi-beam reflectarray is such that, in each of a first element group and a second element group included in at least one of the element arrays, a difference between phases of radio waves reflected by corresponding two elements is in proportion to a first product of a distance between the two elements and a value of a trigonometric function with respect to an angle of reflection by the two elements, and a distance between neighboring elements in the first element group is equal to a product of a rational number and a distance between neighboring elements in the second element group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Tamami Maruyama, Yasuhiro Oda, Jiyun Shen, Ngoc Hao Tran, Hidetoshi Kayama
  • Patent number: 9030361
    Abstract: A modal adaptive antenna system that dynamically samples proximity sensors or other sensors to determine the use case for the wireless device and then adjust the antenna radiating mode to optimize communication link performance. The modal adaptive antenna system is capable of modifying the antenna radiation pattern to improve communication link quality along with near-field parameters such as SAR and HAC. An algorithm and look-up table containing pre-measured electrical parameters to include TRP, TIS, and SAR are developed and integrated with hardware which includes an antenna and active components to dynamically modify the radiation pattern of the antenna as well as proximity sensors and or other sensing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Ethertronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Desclos, Barry Matsumori, Sebastian Rowson, Jeffrey Shamblin
  • Patent number: 9000997
    Abstract: A plurality of first conductor patterns (200) are insular electrode patterns located at a first layer. The first conductor patterns (200) are arranged in a repetitive pattern and are separated from each other. A second conductor pattern (100) is located at a second layer parallel to the first layer, and extends in a sheet shape in a region opposite the plurality of first conductor patterns (200). An opening (300) is provided in each of the plurality of first conductor patterns (200). Third conductor patterns (400) are located at the first layer and disposed in each of a plurality of openings (300). The third conductor patterns (400) are separated from the first conductor patterns (200). Connection conductors (500) connect the third conductor patterns (400) to the first conductor patterns (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Noriaki Ando
  • Publication number: 20150094104
    Abstract: A portable antenna for wireless communication, the portable antenna comprising: an electromagnetically reflective material; a first mechanical structure supporting preferred shape of the electromagnetically reflective material when in deployed position; a second mechanical structure attached to at least one point on the preferred shape and adjustable to hold a mobile wireless communication device at a preferred position relative to the preferred shape, is claimed. Additionally disclosed is a system comprising the portable antenna wherein the second mechanical structure is adapted to hold a feed instead of a mobile device and a cover for a mobile wireless communication device, comprising a signal coupling mechanism, and a signal routing means, and wherein the a signal routing means is coupled to the feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Benjamin Russell Wilmhoff, Gary Andrew Rayner, Aaron Rogers Finch, Andrew David Rowser
  • Patent number: 8994600
    Abstract: According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are provided of antenna assemblies. In an exemplary embodiment, an antenna assembly generally includes one or more tapered loop antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Antennas Direct, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Schneider, John Edwin Ross, III
  • Patent number: 8988299
    Abstract: A chip package includes a plurality of layers including conductive planes connected by vias. The layers include a first portion having an antenna formed therein and a parallel-plate mode suppression mechanism to suppress parallel-plate mode excitation of the antenna. The parallel-plate mode suppression mechanism includes a reflector offset from an antenna ground plane and first grounded vias. A second portion has an interface for connecting to an integrated circuit device wherein the first portion and the second portion are separated by the parallel-plate mode suppression mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dong G. Kam, Duixian Liu, Scott K. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 8981906
    Abstract: A printed wiring board includes a circuit substrate on which sheets are laminated, a wireless IC element provided on the sheet, a radiator provided on the sheet, and a loop-shaped electrode defined by first planar conductors, via hole conductors, and one side of the radiator, coupled to the wireless IC element. The first planar conductors are coupled to the radiator and the second planar conductors by auxiliary electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Takeoka, Koji Shiroki
  • Publication number: 20150054705
    Abstract: A broadband, low profile, ultra-thin and flexible, planar wire antenna includes an inverted triangular section and a horizontal bar section centered at the apex of the triangular section. Tab elements are provided on opposite ends of the bar section to increase the end effect of the antenna. Furthermore, 45 degree tabbed elements are joined to the top corners of the triangular section and extend in opposite directions therefrom. The tabbed elements added to the triangular section and to the bar section increase the overall electrical length of the antenna to simulate a physically larger size antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Prapan Paul Tinaphong, Songling Zhao, James K. Rinehart
  • Patent number: 8957813
    Abstract: A case for a wireless tablet computer device includes a number of RF resonant loop elements and elongated RF director coupling strip elements mounted in the case and configured such that RF radiation is coupled from an internal antenna of the wireless device out of the device to the RF resonant and coupling elements. The case incorporates a cut-out section in a location leaving exposed a strip that covers an area proximate the internal antenna. The RF resonant loops and director coupling strip elements alternatively may be incorporated with the wireless tablet computer device itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Pong Research Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan G McCaughey, Karl Richard Shields, Nikhil Nilakantan
  • Publication number: 20150042534
    Abstract: A conical radiator coupled to an antenna patch disposed along a first end of the radiator, said patch disposed on an insulator. A ground plane is connected to the insulator and a radome is disposed opposite a second end of the radiator. The radome has a first region presenting a convex surface towards the radiator, and a second region presenting a concave surface towards the radiator. The first end of the conical radiator is the apex of the cone. A ground plane is included and a portion of the ground plane is a planar surface and another portion extends away from the planar portion towards the radome. Also disclosed is a method for forming a radiation pattern by shaping the radome to effectuate a predetermined radiation pattern using localized convex and concave surfaces positioned on the radome at different points in relation to the conical radiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: John R. SANFORD
  • Publication number: 20150042513
    Abstract: Broadband slot-coupled stacked patch antenna elements are capable of continuous broadband operation between 1.71 GHz and 2.69 GHz. The broadband slot-coupled stacked patch antenna element includes a mid-band radiating patch, a high-band radiating patch, and a low-band resonator with coupling slots capable of resonating at low, mid, and high band frequencies. Additionally, a low-profile probe-fed patch element is provided for pattern enhancement of antenna arrays at high-band frequencies. This low-profile patch element features fan-shaped probes that have three degrees of tune-ability, namely a length, a width, and a spreading angle. Further aspects include 3-column and 4-column offset arrays of the broadband patch radiators and an interleaved array of the low-profile high-band patch radiators and the broadband radiating elements. A new type of azimuth beam forming network (ABFN) is also introduced for the beam forming of the 3-column and 4-column dual-beam arrays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Senglee Foo
  • Patent number: 8947318
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus that includes a first antenna having a first feed point, a second antenna having a second feed point, and a first non-feed element grounded at a first ground point disposed at a first predetermined distance from the first feed point and the second feed point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Akihiro Bungo
  • Publication number: 20150029070
    Abstract: A device includes a dielectric, wherein a front and a back of the dielectric for reflecting and transmitting an electromagnetic wave are defined by a first surface and a second surface, the first or second surface forming a half mirror, the first surface has a height that changes in spiral as leaving from the second surface, and the second surface has a height that changes in spiral as leaving from the first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Takenori OHSHIMA, Yoji OHASHI, Yukio TAKEDA, Kazumi KASAI
  • Publication number: 20150022412
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a reconfigurable antenna structure. The antenna structure comprises an active radiating structure comprising at least an active radiating element, a passive radiating structure comprising at least a passive radiating element, a ground plane structure comprising at least a ground plane element and at least a first circuitry element to selectively electrically connect/disconnect said passive radiating element with/from said ground plane element. The ground plane structure comprises regulating means of the current distribution along said ground plane structure, when said antenna structure emits/receives an electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Adant Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mauro Facco, Francesco Sacchetto, Daniele Piazza
  • Publication number: 20150022411
    Abstract: An antenna, including a radiating element configured to have a fundamental resonance frequency being regarded as a first harmonic resonance frequency fo, and feed points positioned on the configured radiating element at selected multiple locations that correspond to where a multiple of the first harmonic resonance frequency have current maxima, wherein feeds at the feed points cooperate at an operating frequency of the antenna to constructively combine their respective antenna radiation patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Shirook M. ALI, Abdulhadi Ebrahim ABDULAHDI, Christopher Andrew DEVRIES
  • Publication number: 20150015449
    Abstract: A basic antenna (2), designed to form a radiating element of an array antenna, includes, superimposed, a planar reflector (4), a probe (6), and an assembly (8) of the EBG type by default in the form of a cavity (16). The basic antenna (2) includes a wall enclosure (10) capable of reflecting the electromagnetic waves at the operating frequency or frequencies of the basic antenna (2), the wall enclosure (10) being an extension in a direction orthogonal to the planar reflector (4) and simultaneously surrounding only the probe (6), the cavity (16) and the structure (14). The one- or two-dimensional array antenna includes a plurality of joined basic antennas (2) arranged compactly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicants: UNIVERSITE DE LIMOGES, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (C.N.R.S.)
    Inventors: Bernard Jecko, Mohammad Hajj, Régis Chantalat, Moustapha Salah Toubet
  • Patent number: 8933856
    Abstract: A dual-polarization omnidirectional antenna includes a reflecting base plate, a radiating oscillator, outputting coaxial cables, RF connectors, a metallic supporting pillar and a T-shaped probe. The radiating oscillator has an upper layer provided with a one-to-two feed dividing network and a lower layer provided with a round patch; the T-shaped probe is welded with the round patch. A mixing ring is arranged on the reflecting base plate; two RF connectors are respectively connected with a first port and a second port of the mixing ring; an inner conductor of a first outputting coaxial cable has a first end connected with the feed dividing network and a second end connected with a third port of the mixing ring; an inner conductor of another outputting coaxial cable has a first end connected with the T-shaped probe and a second end connected with a fourth port of the mixing ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Shandong University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Zhuopeng Wang, Hongquan Fu, Changhong Xiao
  • Publication number: 20140368397
    Abstract: A substrate includes a dielectric plate and a conductive layer formed on both surfaces of the dielectric plate, and a first cutout is formed in the conductive layer on both surfaces of the substrate so as to extend inward from part of a first edge of the substrate. A first radiation electrode is connected to the conductive layer at a first point located on an outer peripheral line of the first cutout. A first reflector plate is disposed in a location further inward in the substrate from the first edge than the first point. The reflector plate is electrically connected to the conductive layer, and faces toward the first point. Thus an antenna device that is suited to miniaturization and that is capable of increasing directivity is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: KENGO ONAKA, Hiroya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8912888
    Abstract: An information storage medium, a managed product and a management system in which the possible communication distance of an IC tag for wireless communication can be improved and the reading direction limitation can be reduced are provided. The information storage medium includes a wireless IC tag in which information is stored, a sheet body including a first spacer, an auxiliary antenna and a second spacer, and an elongated member formed of a conductive material. The elongated member is provided to be opposite to the wireless IC tag with respect to the sheet body. As the elongated member, for example, a part of a tool such as a body portion of a screwdriver can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Nitta Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiko Yoshida, Toshiharu Shimai, Masato Matsushita
  • Patent number: 8914258
    Abstract: An RF feed element for an antenna system required to comply with a set of specified secondary pattern characteristics is designed by performing a quantitative optimization of the RF feed element directly with respect to the secondary pattern characteristics. The quantitative optimization may include pre-computing a plurality of partial secondary pattern complex field values. Each partial secondary pattern may be associated with an RF feed element modal beamlet. A value of at least one to-be-optimized feature is optimized by iteratively adjusting the value of the to-be-optimized feature(s) within an optimization loop that iteratively computes secondary pattern characteristics and compares them to the specified secondary pattern characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Space Systems/Loral, LLC
    Inventor: Peter S. Simon
  • Patent number: 8912969
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a directional antenna for a multi-in multi-out or antenna beam switchable wireless communication system, including a substrate, at least one directional antenna, formed on the substrate, for generating a radiating pattern of a radiation plane according to a feeding signal, and a reflector, disposed in parallel to the radiation plane of the directional antenna, for reflecting the radiating pattern of the directional antenna, to increase a gain of the directional antenna corresponding to the radiation plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Mediatek Inc.
    Inventor: Hsiao-Ting Huang
  • Publication number: 20140354501
    Abstract: A method is provided which includes: defining at least one radiofrequency performance objective to be produced on a selected coverage area on the ground; producing a rigid shell having a predefined profile; producing a reflecting flexible membrane; determining, by successive iterations, N optimum local deformations to be applied at N different points of the flexible membrane; producing N rigid supporting bars of different lengths corresponding to the optimum local deformations to be applied to the flexible membrane; and positioning and rigidly fixing the flexible membrane onto the rigid shell via the N supporting bars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Ludovic SCHREIDER, Philippe LEPELTIER, Isabelle FARO, Serge DEPEYRE, Jean-Philippe TAISANT
  • Publication number: 20140354492
    Abstract: Microwave antennas having optimized performance are provided. The microwave antennas include a primary reflector having effective foci arranged in a generally circular or elliptic range around a central axis thereof, and a matching component filling a hole at a bottom center portion thereof. The structural parameters of the microwave antenna are tuned by an aperture field analysis method to optimize the overall performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: TONGYU COMMUNICATION INC.
    Inventors: Junwei Dong, Pengyu Chen, Xiaolin Lv
  • Publication number: 20140340275
    Abstract: An antenna includes a dielectric sheet and a conductive film. The dielectric sheet is folded into a plurality of fold segments and is configured to be compressed into a compressed state and to be expanded into an expanded state. The conductive film is disposed on a portion of the dielectric sheet. The conductive film has a pattern that defines a current path from the bottom of the dielectric sheet to the top of the dielectric sheet. The pattern is configured so that the each of the plurality of fold segments includes a portion of the pattern and so that the portion of the pattern on each fold segment is substantially non-juxtaposed with respect to the portion of the pattern on each adjacent fold segment when the dielectric sheet is fully compressed into the compressed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stavros Georgakopoulos, Emmanouil Tentzeris, Benjamin Cook
  • Patent number: 8890761
    Abstract: A structure includes a first conductor plane; a plurality of second conductor planes, at least a portion thereof being provided facing the first conductor plane; a transmission line that is provided with at least a portion thereof facing one conductor plane of the first conductor plane and the second conductor plane, and that is disposed on an opposite side of the other conductor plane with respect to the one conductor plane; and a first conductor connecting portion that electrically connects the transmission line with the other conductor plane, and a unit structure that includes at least the second conductor plane, the transmission line, and the first conductor connecting portion is repeatedly disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Toyao, Noriaki Ando
  • Publication number: 20140320368
    Abstract: An antenna for wideband operation comprises a planar loop element having a total-length-to-width ratio below about 50:1. In one embodiment, a plurality of planar loop elements are arranged in a Yagi array having a single active element. The dimensions of the elements are chosen to achieve substantially resistive impedance over greater than a thirty percent bandwidth and a minimum gain of 6.5 dB over isotropic response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey Thomas Hubbard
  • Patent number: 8872718
    Abstract: The invention concerns a radio antenna for a space satellite, including a reflector and means of support of this reflector. The reflector includes a front skin able to reflect radio waves, a rigid rear structure supported by the means of support, and a layer of elastic material interposed between said front skin and said rigid rear structure, able to dampen the vibrations of the front skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Astrium SAS
    Inventor: Christian Desagulier
  • Patent number: 8860622
    Abstract: An antenna for enhancing characteristic of a beam with reducing PIMD is disclosed. The antenna includes a reflection plate, at least one first choke member disposed on one side of the reflection plate, an insulated member disposed between the reflection plate and the first choke member, thereby separating the first choke member from the reflection plate, wherein the insulated member is an insulator, and a connection member configured to connect electrically the first choke member to the reflection plate through the insulated member, wherein the connection member is a conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Ace Antenna Corporation
    Inventors: Phil-Soo Shin, Byung-Il Oh
  • Patent number: 8842053
    Abstract: An electrically-shortened Yagi antenna includes a boom, a first electrically-shortened end element mounted on the boom, a second electrically-shortened end element mounted on the boom; and an electrically-shortened driven element mounted on the boom and electrically shortened less than the first and second electrically-shortened end elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Fluidmotion, Inc.
    Inventors: Clayton B. Curtiss, Michael E. Mertel
  • Publication number: 20140266956
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments, the present disclosure are related to an antenna system including radiating elements and reflectors. The reflectors can be disposed with respect to the radiating elements to reflect radiation from the radiating elements to generate a coverage area that exceeds the coverage area generated by the radiating elements without the reflectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: WAL-MART STORES, INC.
    Inventors: Stan Rankin, Brock Judd, Mark Edwards
  • Patent number: 8836605
    Abstract: An embedded antenna is disclosed. The embedded antenna comprises a coaxial cable and a grounding connecting part. The coaxial cable comprises a center conductor, an insulating layer and an outer sheath. The center conductor comprises a signal transmission part and a radiating part. The radiating part electrically connects the signal transmission part and provides a resonance frequency. The insulating layer covers the signal transmission part and the radiating part. The outer sheath covers the signal transmission part but not the radiating part. The grounding connecting part electrically connects the system grounding part and the outer sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Quanta Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Hui Lin, Chao-Hung Kuo
  • Patent number: 8816927
    Abstract: A GPS antenna is provided with a reflective conductor portion. Thereby, an electromagnetic wave radiated from an antenna conductor portion in a predetermined direction can be grounded electrically, and thus radiation of the electromagnetic wave in a direction (arbitrary direction) opposite to the predetermined direction can be enhanced. As a result, the directivity of the electromagnetic wave in the arbitrary direction can be enhanced to improve the positioning accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuya Nakano, Kenji Nishikawa, Kazuya Tani
  • Publication number: 20140225785
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention, an antenna reflector apparatus provided comprises a shell body, a reflector indentation, and an antenna. The reflector indentation embedded in the shell body comprises a first indentation opening and a second indentation opening opposite to the first indentation opening. The first indentation opening is on the first surface of the shell body; the second indentation opening is on the second surface of the shell body. And the first indentation opening penetrates the shell body and connects to the second indentation opening. The antenna is located besides the second indentation opening of the reflector indentation. The area of the first indentation opening of the reflector indentation is larger than the area of the second indentation opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: SJ ANTENNA DESIGN
    Inventor: YA-CHUNG YU
  • Publication number: 20140218254
    Abstract: A radiator in which power is fed through a slot of a reflection plate and which can be manufactured in a simple manner and an antenna including the same are disclosed. The antenna includes a reflection plate and a radiator. The radiator includes feed sections disposed on a first surface of the reflection plate, first and second radiation elements extending perpendicular to the feed section or inclined towards the reflection plate, and first and second base plates configured to support the balanced parallel strip feed sections. Here, the first and second base plates are capacitively coupled to the reflection plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: ACE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dean Kitchener
  • Patent number: 8779990
    Abstract: An antenna which is laid out efficiently while ensuring a predetermined antenna directivity. An antenna area is formed on a corner of a substrate. An antenna conductor is formed in the antenna area, and is shaped so that a bend is formed between its ground end and its open end. A first ground area is formed on the substrate near the ground end of the antenna conductor, and is connected to the ground end. A second ground area is formed on the substrate near the open end of the antenna conductor. A feed unit feeds electricity to the antenna conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuya Odagiri
  • Patent number: 8780002
    Abstract: A MIMO antenna includes first and second radiating elements and a conductive neutralization line. Each of the first and second radiating elements includes a straight portion connected to a serpentine portion. The straight and serpentine portions are configured to resonate in at least two spaced apart RF frequency ranges in response to the straight portion being electrically excited through a RF feed. The conductive neutralization line conducts resonant currents between the first and second radiating elements and has a conductive length that is configured to phase shift the conducted resonant currents to cause at least partial cancellation of currents in the first and second radiating elements which are generated by wireless RF signals received by the first and second radiating elements from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Mikael Håkansson, Zhinong Ying
  • Publication number: 20140191919
    Abstract: A broadband dual polarization antenna comprises a first metal reflective plane, for reflecting radio signals, to enhance the gain of the broadband dual polarization antenna; a first radiation portion, disposed on the first metal reflective plane with a first gap to the first metal reflective plane; a second radiation portion, disposed on the first radiation portion with a second gap to the first radiation portion; and a supporting element, for supporting and isolating the first metal reflective plane, the first radiation portion and the second radiation portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: WISTRON NEWEB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chieh-Sheng Hsu, Chang-Hsiu Huang
  • Publication number: 20140191918
    Abstract: Disclosure is related to an omnidirectional antenna. Structurally the antenna includes multiple antenna units which are oppositely disposed around the edges of a grounded substrate. The antenna is able to handle at least two bands of electromagnetic signals. The body of each antenna unit includes a radiating member which is extended from an inverse-F portion type structure at the upper half of the body. A downward-protrudent feeding member is formed at the middle portion of the radiating member. A connecting member electrically connected to the substrate is formed at the lower half of the body, and associated with the radiating member. At least two upward-protrudent grounding members are formed onto the connecting member. The grounding members are jointly grounded with the substrate. It is noted that the feeding member is extended in the midst of the two grounding members. The opposite antenna units are mutually served be reflectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: ARCADYAN TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: SHIH-CHIEH CHENG, KUO-CHANG LO
  • Patent number: 8760358
    Abstract: A device for transmitting radio waves comprises an item of transmitting equipment for a telecommunications antenna, a membrane for thermally protecting the reflector, and means for attaching the thermal protection membrane to the item of equipment. The thermal protection membrane is furnished with a plurality of elastic tensioners designed to keep the thermal protection membrane stretched between a first active face of the item of transmitting equipment and space, irrespective of the thermal expansions of the membrane. The item of transmitting equipment occurs in a predetermined temperature range when the attachment means attach the membrane to the item of transmitting equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Bouguereau, Fabien Calmettes-Carensac